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New Zealand v Ireland: Rugby World Cup 2019, quarter-final – live!

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Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-final updates from Tokyo StadiumDigital wallchart: fixtures, results and moreEmail Barry here or tweet him @bglendenning 12.25pm BST Imagine being Ireland’s players. Getting ready to come out for the second half. Knowing you’re going to get your arse kicked by an 8-litre, 6-speed arse kicking machine. #COYBIG #arsekickarsekickarsekick 12.24pm BST Gerard Lyne is not happy: “Just nine properly competitive rugby playing nations, nine World Cups and Ireland have never got past the quarter finals,” he writes. “Also-rans, never nearly men. Overhyped. Over glorification of meaningless Soldier Field wins. Time to wind in the hype machine. It’s Demolition Day. Again.” It’s only half-time, Gerard. Anything could happen … although I have a feeling I know what’s about to unfold. Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2019-10-19 11:25:30

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